Cooperative Learning through a Reflective Lens
This book examines cooperative learning (CL) through the lens of reflective language teaching, exploring a range of issues on which teachers will want to reflect, and suggesting ways in which they could do that reflection. The book begins with background on cooperative learning, including its theoretical roots and the research which supports its use. It outlines eight principles for using cooperative learning and offers examples as to how to implement those principles. Further highlighting the book’s practical focus is a chapter on nuts and bolts matters that need to be considered when teachers help their students do cooperative learning. The light of reflection shines throughout the book, including a chapter on how to encourage reflection among students on their own learning and on the functioning of their cooperative learning groups. Another chapter offers guidance on how reflection can inform teachers’ use of cooperative learning with their students, as well as teachers’ cooperation with their colleagues. The practical icing on the tasty, highly nutritious cake that this book serves up for teachers is example lessons that bring to life the principles and practicalities discussed.
Published: Nov 28, 2022